PARENT POST – 3/22/19

March 22, 2019

MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL

Happy Friday Cory Community!  I hope everyone enjoys the break and the weather.  I know students are excited for a little break to relax and reenergize. School will be back in session for students on Monday, April 1st.  When we return, CMAS testing will resume for students in 3rd and 5th grade.  We appreciate students having a positive mindset and persevering through testing.

The Collaborative School Committee (CSC) is a DPS-mandated board consisting of the principal, elected parent representatives, teachers, support staff and community members. The Collaborative School Committee (CSC) is a DPS-mandated board consisting of the principal, elected parent representatives, teachers, support staff and community members.  Throughout the year, the CSC provides guidance and recommendations to improve academic performance; as well as advice on achieving the goals of Cory’s strategic plans, budget and staffing priorities, increasing parent engagement, and enhancing school culture.

This is a great opportunity to become further involved in Cory as a parent. If you are interested in becoming a parent representative, please complete the attached Spring 2019 Collaborative School Committee Nomination Form and send by email to CSC parent representative Tyson Sollenberger at tysollenberger@gmail.com or return it to the school office. If you are unable to print, there will be copies in the office on April 1st. Enjoy your break!

Best,

Joan Wieser
Principal
Joan_Wieser@dpsk12.org

MARK YOUR CALENDARS:

  • SPRING BREAK – 3/25 – 3/29
  • PTA MEETING – 4/5, 8:45AM
  • CORY AUCTION – 4/12, 6:00PM – 10:30PM

LOVE EXCITING AND NEW…COME ABOARD WE’RE EXPECTING YOU!

Take a few minutes this week to unwind and book your tickets aboard the SS Cory Cougar! Your ticket on the SS Cory Cougar will include a fun evening of games, delicious food, fancy adult beverages and yacht rock and dancing. Don’t delay—tickets are $60 each!

PURCHASE TICKETS 

EMBARKATION & BOARDING
Friday, April 12, 2019
6:00 PM to 10:30 PM

TERMINAL PORT
DU Cable Center
2000 Buchtel Blvd. S

EVENING ITINERARY

6:00 PM: Registration and check-in; Purchase unlimited drink wristbands and Pay to Play tickets; Electronic bidding opens to all Cory cruisers; Cocktail hour and silent auction on the upper deck

7:00 PM: Entertainment begins on the lower deck. As we set sail, enjoy a game of shuffleboard, take a chance at casino games and participate in the bouy pull.

7:45 PM: Place final silent auction bids (silent auction closes at 8:00 PM sharp); Dive into our cruise ship cuisine

8:30 PM: Play BINGO; Ship update with Captain Wieser; Live Auction; Paddle Raise

9:00 PM: Dance the night away to the best of Yacht Rock with DJ Chuck Woodard

10:00 PM: Checkout and item pick-up

10:30 PM: Sail away…

AUCTION QUESTIONS?
Contact Leisa Sollenberger at coryauctionteam@gmail.com

The auction is our biggest fundraiser of the year. All donations, ticket sales and sponsorships help us fund full-time teacher salaries for para, gym, art and library professionals along with programming for technology, outdoor learning, arts, field trips, community events and staff development for which Cory has long been known to offer!

YEARBOOK SALES
Yearbook sales start this Friday!  Please look in your child’s Friday folder for the yearbook information.  We will also have flyers in the front office.  Each year the kids love getting yearbooks to commemorate another incredible year at Cory.  Purchase your yearbooks by April 15th!

MATH MORNING SURVEY:
Dear Cory Community,
Thank you so much for attending our first Cory Math Morning. Please take just a moment to fill out a very brief survey to provide us with feedback about Math Morning, so that we can make it even better in the future.

Please click this link,
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSefmAEFDsV_jgjndXWQmi1v2XZNJtOOwHeTrFE_XTQnfzIU4Q/viewform

With gratitude,

Amber Bourgeois
Senior Team Lead
Math Intervention

PARENT POST TOPICS:
If you have any topics that you would like to be addressed in the parent post, please submit your suggestions here.  There is also a suggestion box in the office.  We want to be clear and transparent about policies and procedures at Cory. Please don’t hesitate to reach out!

AND THE WINNER IS… THE CHICKENS!!!

We have our totals for the coin drive.
Coming in with the heaviest jug was the:
1st Graders weighed in at 73.3 lbs raising $449.57
Coming in with the most money raised was the:
2nd graders raised $463.29 weighing in at 49.8 lbs
We are considering this a tie because some kids and parents were split on whether it should be weight or amount of money in the jug, so both grades will be getting a pizza party.
3rd grade weighed in at 25.5 lbs raising $217.82
4th grade weighed in at 11.1 lbs raising $147.75
5th grade weighed in at 11.1 lbs raising $131.72

A grand total of $1410.15 Woot! Woot  Thank you all for your contribution!  The girls, including our future residents, appreciate it!

THANK YOU – CORY DINES OUT
Thank you all so much for joining us Wednesday night! Bonnie Brae Tavern was packed! Here are a few pictures from the event… Thank you so much for your support!  Stay tuned for details for our next dine out at Mod Market!  Have a great spring break!

CORY DINES OUT – SAVE THE DATES:
Mod Market- Wed., 4/17
Chipotle-Tuesday, 5/14


MERRILL MIDDLE NEWS

http://merrill.dpsk12.org/about/jaguar-journal/

CALLING ALL PARENTS OF INCOMING MERRILL 6TH GRADERS!  

The Merrill PTSA invites you to join us for the Build Up Merrill Auction on April 19th!  You deserve a grown up night on the town after a long Spring Break with the kids.  This is your chance to put on your going-out clothes and enjoy socializing, meeting other Jaguar parents and bidding on exciting auction items at the New Space Gallery Annex.  Tickets and unlimited drink bracelets are on sale now through the following link:  www.galabid.com/auction/allin2019

If you can’t make it to the auction, you can still help us reach our $80,000 fundraising goal.  Donations are welcome through the ticket buying website above.  Plus, you can showcase your business by being an auction sponsor. Contact Kim Lindgren at kimlindgren26@gmail.com to Build Up Merrill AND your business.

In addition to the regular programs supported by the PTSA, we are hoping to raise enough money to
- Put air conditioning units in all of the classrooms
- Add water bottle stations
- Provide $500 grants to teachers for supplies and programming
- Install basketball hoops and other cool stuff on our new blacktop (to be installed this summer!)

Don’t delay, buy those tickets today!  Thank you for your support.